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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fela

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Alt. Meaning

F is for festive, the youth of your spirit.

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for adaptable, whenever things change

Notable Persons Named Fela

Fela Kuti was an afrobeat and highlife musician. He plays Saxophone, vocals, keyboards, trumpet, guitar, drums, and Electric piano. He was most active from 1958 to 1997. Fela was given the name Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti on October 15th, 1938 in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Fela is also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Fela Ransome-Kuti. He left this life on August 2nd, 1997.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fela

Lalrin Fela is a soccer player for the FC Green Valley, Southern Samity, Mohun Bagan A.C., and Mumbai City FC. Lalrin was born on September 24th, 1990 in Mizoram.


David Lal Ruat Fela is an athlete for the Chin United F.C.


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Popularity of Fela as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fela U.S.
  White 91.25% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fela

People with the last name Fela are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fela

  • How Popular is the name Fela? Fela is the 49,141st most popular name of all time. As a last name Fela was the 110,286th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fela have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44 babies born with the first name Fela in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fela? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1920 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Fela first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Fela is Thursday, July 1st, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Fela born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fela was in 1972 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Fela: Your name in reverse order is Alef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elfa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fela? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 160 people with the last name Fela.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fela? Fela is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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